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The game isn't just about drivers, irons and putters. What you wear on the greens can make a huge difference in not only how comfortable you are, but also how powerful a swing you can make. Trust our golf shoe and accessory reviews to help you choose the equipment that best suits you.

Sneak Peek 2010

Curious to see what lies ahead in 2010? Here’s a sneak peek at some (not all!) of the product offerings coming soon to a pro shop near you.

Sneak Peek 2010The first five-layer golf ball, TaylorMade’s Penta TP combines the best characteristics of the company’s TP Red and Black balls.

Health Tip: Stay Focused!

What are several PGA Tour players drinking during their rounds? Find out right here.

Health Tip: Stay Focused!Staying hydrated on the golf course is important  if you want to stay physically and mentally strong for the entire round.

We Tried It

GPS Units Put to the Test

We Tried ItAt first we struggled to upload courses onto the Swami by Izzo Golf because we’re on a Mac, and the Swami is only PC compatible.

The Most Important Piece Of Equipment You Carry Is Not In Your Bag

Fueling your body for optimal performance on the fairways

The Most Important Piece Of Equipment You Carry Is Not In Your Bag

From the outside golf seems like a relaxing game, people walking around enjoying a nice day outdoors... And because of this perception some people do not consider golfers to be "true" athletes. In fact golfers themselves rarely prepare themselves like athletes.

Showcase: Ping i-Series

Showcase: Ping i-SeriesIf there’s one person to whom we can attribute the amazing advancements we’ve witnessed in golf equipment over the last 40-plus years, Karsten Solheim is the man. His knack for pioneering new designs inspired an entire golf industry to follow in his footsteps, with various equipment manufacturers constantly trying to outdo one another with technological advancements.

No Train, No Gain

If you think you?re too good for training aids, think again

No Train, No Gain

We editors have spent countless hours on the practice tee at PGA Tour events, and have watched dozens of pros use training aids in their practice routines. (In fact, some Tour players believe in them so much that they either own a part of the company or are more than happy to endorse them.) Golf training aids are the real deal, and the old stigma that they make a complicated game even more difficult is long gone. If you need proof, just check out the following pages. You’ll see several models that the best players in the world use.

Find Your Sphere

Choosing the right golf ball for your game can make all the difference

Find Your Sphere

Even golf magazine editors sometimes need to see things for ourselves. Throughout the year, we’re inundated with countless “golf ball test results,” indicating the performance benefits of one ball versus another. We admit there are real differences between golf ball categories—we don’t dispute that. But we’re also clever enough to understand that no two golf ball tests are exactly alike. In fact, they’re all done under different conditions, with different clubs, swing speeds, launch conditions, weather types and a bunch of other variables that are hard to quantify.

2008 Wood/Hybrid Buyer's Guide

What is the freshest category in golf? We think fairway woods and hybrids have benefitted from a ton of new technology, making them more playable and more useful than ever before.

2008 Wood/Hybrid Buyer's Guide

Today, fairway woods have become longer, bigger and more powerful than ever. Hybrids, on the other hand, have become more specific, acting as either long-iron replacements or high-lofted fairway-wood replacements. The key is to begin analyzing your current set makeup in order to determine what’s missing. Need a club that goes 215 yards and stops on a dime? How about a 3-wood that flies almost as far as your driver, albeit a lot straighter? Maybe both?

2008 Ball Buyer's Guide

Choosing the right golf ball is just as important as choosing the right set of clubs. With the right ball, you can quickly add yards, hit it higher and optimize your ballspin on and around the greens.

2008 Ball Buyer's Guide

In golf’s modern era, the small, round dimpled orbs that fill the pockets of your golf bags are truly the sum of their parts. From the materials that make up its cover to how it’s filled inside, a golf ball’s composition greatly affects its behavior on the course. Among other things, it determines how high or low it launches off your clubface and spins around the green and how much it compresses when hit. In short, the modern golf ball is a technological masterpiece, with a number of different varieties built specifically for players of varying skill levels. They’ve truly come a long way since a bunch of feathers were sewn inside a ratty piece of leather.

Find Your Fit

Everybody should get their clubs fitted, right? Two GT editors test that theory out. Read how their experience can help you.

Find Your FitFor a while, it seemed as though getting your clubs custom fit was reserved for Tour players and those who take their golf game extra-seriously. But now, custom fitting is made available to everyone, thanks to a new era of golf clubs that feature all kinds of equipment geared for various types of golfers. Also, clubfitting has exploded beyond simple tape measurements and basic shaft flexes.

2013 Buyer's Guide Shafts

2013 Buyer's Guide ShaftsEven after years of preaching it in the pages of Golf Tips, it seems many golfers still ignore the most critical component of the golf club.

Sneak Peek 2008

What?s great in 2008 can be yours right now!

Sneak Peek 2008The year’s newest and best golf equipment is here! Whether it be a driver, iron, putter or anything in between, we’ve put together a list of some of the hottest new clubs. Check out a few of our top picks so far...  

Grips Buyer's Guide 2007

Despite all the technology in the clubhead and shaft, it's the grip that's really come a long way.

Grips Buyer's Guide 2007Grips have certainly come a long way. In fact, the new grips for ‘07 are more colorful and more functional than ever, thanks mostly to a handful of new material innovations that double as a fashion statement and a competitive advantage. Several models include multi-density rubbers and polymers that lend comfort, strength and tackiness where it’s needed most. Also, they’ve gotten a lot more durable and hold up better in the rain. Check out what’s new, and don’t hesitate when it comes time to put them on all your clubs. It’s a must-do every season.

Showcase: Ping Sounds Off

Showcase: Ping Sounds Off

PING golf clubs have always been closely associated with technology and advanced engineering, which isn’t surprising, considering the long tradition the company has of creating products that adhere to the “form follows function” philosophy.

Showcase: Tour Edge Exotics

Showcase: Tour Edge Exotics

Tour Edge is a company that’s come a long way in a short period of time. Starting in the mid-80s with custom-fitted clubs, Tour Edge carried a Midwest sensibility into the golf club manufacturing game, focusing on producing premium-quality equipment at a reasonable price.

Accessories Buyer's Guide 2007

Think the only things that make you a better golfer are clubs and balls? Well, think again. There?s a lot more to the game and it can all fit right in your bag.

Accessories Buyer's Guide 2007We live in a modern world, where technology has become an integral part of our daily lives, from mapping our commutes via onboard navigation systems to wearing clothing with materials specifically designed to wick away moisture to capturing moments in time with our cell phones. We’re happy to report that the golf world isn’t immune to many of the same technological advancements.

Shoes Buyer's Guide 2007

What you wear on your feet can make a huge difference in not only how comfortable you are, but also how powerful a swing you can make

Shoes Buyer's Guide 2007

The soles of today’s top golf shoes have not only superb gripping capabilities, but also integrated webs and channels to whisk away water and debris for a steady grip. Better yet, most golf shoes resemble running shoes from the bottom, replete with a two-pod sole for a more effective weight transfer into the ball.

Balls Buyer's Guide 2007

We're not talking range balls, Wiffle balls or those limited-flight Cayman balls either. We're talking golf balls the kind that go too far and spin too much.

Balls Buyer's Guide 2007No, it’s not the surface of the moon (left), it’s a super-close-up shot of a golf ball. In golf’s modern era, the small, round dimpled orbs that fill the pockets of your golf bags are truly the sum of their parts. From the materials that make up their covers to how it’s filled inside, a golf ball’s composition greatly affects its behavior on the course.

C.S.I. Scottsdale

Club Specs Investigation: GT gets up and close with Hot Stix

C.S.I. Scottsdale

“Welcome to Switzerland,” a man in a white lab coat says as we near a door marked “R & D: Employees Only.” Opposite this door, a guy is driving golf balls into a net about 10 feet in front of him. Off to his side, another man in a white lab coat is monitoring his progress on a computer screen, analyzing ball spin, launch angle and a variety of other numbers and graphs.

TaylorMade SelectFit System

TaylorMade SelectFit System

Heeding their famous teaching advisor’s words, the engineers in TaylorMade’s R&D department set out to design the ultimate fitting system that would not only properly fit golfers for a full set of clubs, but also allow them to try the actual clubs before making a purchase. They accomplished this task by analyzing six years worth of data from the company’s MATT (Motion Analysis Technology by TaylorMade) System, which focused on launch conditions and their significance.

Cleat Central

Cleat CentralBefore you rush out and spend more than $100 on a new pair of golf shoes, first consider the condition your current spikes are in. Odds are, your golf shoes are poised to last for several seasons, but in the alternative-cleat era, polymer, rubber and plastic cleats require replacement at twice a year to keep your shoes performing how they were intended to.

Showcase: Cosmic Spheres

Showcase: Cosmic Spheres

When Wayne Levi collected his winner’s check for the 1982 Hawaiian Open, little was made of his 11-under score. Rather, Levi retains the dubious distinction for being the first golfer to win a PGA Tour event using a colored golf ball. And not just any colored ball—an optic orange Wilson Pro Staff colored ball.

Sneak Peak 2007

The hottest and most exciting new sticks for the New Year

Sneak Peak 2007

 
 
 
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